With BYOD gaining momentum and an increasing number of users relying on mobile devices to access emails, security has become a major concern for enterprises and email hosting providers alike.
Luckily, Voltage Security (News - Alert), a provider of data-centric security and stateless key management, has unveiled a new email encryption solution that will provide extra protection for emails on iOS devices and Android (News - Alert) phones.
Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition is the first product release from the Voltage Security Mobile Plus Initiative, which was created with an aim to extend data-centric security to a new generation of mobile devices.
“While enterprise BYOD enhances productivity, it presents major challenges to risk and compliance, especially with devices proliferating faster than ever before,” said Mark Bower, vice president of product management at Voltage Security, in a statement. “Mobile device email communication brings new and continuous threats to sensitive high value data – it takes just one breach to lead to brand damage, litigation and lost business”
Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition delivers data-centric protection for emails and attachments, offering end-to-end protection across the entire message lifecycle from laptops, enterprise applications and cloud-based consumer services to smartphones and tablets.
Further, the email protection software allows mobile users to read encrypted messages sent from Voltage-enabled desktops, gateways, enterprise applications and other mobile devices. It works with native mobile email client apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry (News - Alert).
Another important feature of the solution is that it provides granular, centrally managed message-level mobile policies that simplify regulatory compliance for sensitive email content inside and outside the enterprise.
Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition can be deployed across a dispersed enterprise user population quickly and with minimal operational cost. The solution supports cloud email messages using popular Web-based email hosting services.
In another significant industry partnership to heighten security within email hosting, Infinitely Virtual, a California-based email hosting company, and McAfee (News - Alert), a company that specializes in the security space for SaaS Total Protection have created a joint solution that provides endpoint, email, Internet and network protection.